We are excited to welcome Erica Mangham to the Camp Team.
Prevuiously Erica was the Executive Director for Variety- the Children's Charity International. As the Executive Director, she was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, supervising staff, working with the Board of Directors to create the organization's strategic plan in addition to the organization's worldwide strategic plan. She had oversight of 44 offices in 13 counties and worked with each office to create or improve systems to help move the mission forward.
Erica has over 20 years of nonprofit experience. Before working at Variety International, she worked at Best Buddies International as their California State Director, Lupus Research Alliance as the Western Regional Director of Development, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in the Northeast Region. In addition, she was the owner of a boutique event planning business named THE Event, specializing in nonprofit, corporate, and private social events.
Erica's volunteer endeavors include serving on various boards. She is a current board member with Court Appointed Special Advocacy Los Angeles (CASA). She served as President of the Booster Club for 3- years and served as a board member at the Richstone Family Center, a child abuse and prevention center based in Hawthorne, CA. In addition, she has been a member of a local philanthropic organization called Sandpipers, where she was a board member from 2006-2009 and is a current member of the National Charity League. Past affiliations include the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Meeting Professional International (MPI), United Way Speakers Bureau, and Manhattan Beach Chamber Member. Also, she has been an instrumental volunteer to multiple fundraising events, including Golf Tournaments (committee member), Galas (chair), Fun Runs (committee member), Auctions (Chair), Charity Food and Wine Festivals (Chair), Charity Home Tours (Chair) to name a few.
Erica earned her B.S. in Political Science from Cal Poly Pomona and earned her Certificate in Nonprofit Management from UCLA. In addition, she earned a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion through Cornell University. She is a native Californian and lives in Rancho Palos Verdes with her husband, three children, two dogs, one bunny, and two lizards (named spot and gecko). Her hobbies are reading, cooking, Bunco, and playing co-ed softball.
Her favorite quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" – Maya Angelou.